C O M P E N S A T I O N
- 3%@50 for classic PERS members
- Possible advanced base salary step based on law enforcement experience.
- Possible accelerated vacation accrual rate based on law enforcement experience.
- Possible vacation and sick time matching based on law enforcement experience.
Earn Pay While Attending the Police Academy
- MPD will pay you $39.16/ hour to attend the Police Academy, pay your tuition, and provide your equipment.
- The minimum qualifications for Police Trainee are:
- Any education equivalent to graduation from high school
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Not have any felony convictions
- Be able to pass a comprehensive background
- Possess a valid California Driver's License at time of appointment
- Be a United States citizen or have permanent resident alien status and applied for citizenship
O P P O R T U N I T Y
Never stop learning
Officers are eligible for special assignments and promotion within 18 months. With four year rotating assignments opportunities are plentiful.
Take on the most complex cases.
7.5% incentive pay.
Special Response Unit
Be part of a multi-agency SWAT team as an operator, breecher, sniper, team leader, or commander.
Ride a motorcycle, enforce traffic laws, and investigate collisions. 5% incentive pay.
Firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, active shooter, taser, ICAT (de-escalation),
Community Action Team
Tackle community issues such as homelessness. Ride E-bikes, ATVs, or drive a police SUV. 5% incentive pay.
Field Training Officer
Develop and mentor new Officers as they begin their law enforcement journey. 5% incentive pay.
C O M M U N I T Y
Be part of something
Monterey County Lifestyle
Monterey County offers an exceptional quality of life. Just to name a few benefits...incredible beaches, a year around mild climate, hiking, biking, surfing, diving, boating, an amazing amazing range of restaurants, a busy calendar of special events, motorsports, a commercial airport, and a short drive to Big Sur, Napa, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz, and the SF bay area.
Our MPD Family
We are a tight knit group of 53 sworn and 24 professional staff. Chief Hober's expectations are "work hard, take care of each other, have fun"
How we Innovate and Contribute
We are a progressive police department and strive to constantly better our business practices.
Our Community Support
The last few years have been challenging for law enforcement. We enjoy strong support from the city of Monterey.
H I R I N G P R O C E S S
Go from here to there
The law enforcement hiring process can be overwhelming, but it is an important part of ensuring the right people represent Monterey PD. Let us explain the steps and how you can be successful.
Contact a Recruiter
Choose a recruiter to contact you or just fill out the form below and one of us will get back to you.
Officer Perez grew up in Monterey County. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 where she double majored in Legal Studies and Social Welfare. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her German shepherd.
Officer Lee Doyle began his career at MPD in 2020. He is a graduate of Fresno State and speaks Spanish fluently. In his free time, Lee enjoys working out, going to hockey games, and watching the Steelers win on Sundays.
Officer Joey Parigi began his career at MPD in 2020. He is a graduate of Monterey High School and Sonoma State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Officer Parigi has a background in sports and played in the German Bundesliga of Professional Baseball.
Sergeant Jeremiah Ruttschow began his career at MPD in 2005. A Navy veteran, Sergeant Ruttschow has held assignments in Field Training, Investigations, the Special Response Unit, and is currently assigned as the Administrative Sergeant. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking and travel.
Records & Detention Supervisor Alma Murphy has been with the MPD since 2004 when she was hired as a Police Services Technician. She is a Monterey County native and during her time off, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
FTO Officer Jesse Phillips trains our new Officers and has a degree in criminal justice from Chico State. In his free time he enjoys off-roading, golf and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Officer McKenna Hill began her career with MPD in 2019, where she currently serves as a Patrol Officer and Active Shooter Defense Instructor. Officer Hill is a graduate of CSU Monterey Bay where she played basketball for the Otters. Officer Hill has been to fifteen different countries and loves to travel!
If you would like a specific recruiter to contact you please click on their contact link above. Otherwise you may fill out the form below and one of us will contact you as soon as possible.